I would have blogged more often this week, as I know you are just chomping at the bit to read my scintillating travelogue. The internet, alas, as been only intermittent…to put it nicely. Very frustrating…so I am now using my mobile hotspot and must keep an eye on my data usage.
The morning before we left Perry, Casey discovered a large lump on the driver front tire of our Expedition. Luckily, we had only a 3-hour drive to St. Augustine Beach KOA. This KOA is a nice one, 3/4 mile from the beach and just 3 miles from the Historic City of St. Augustine.
After setting up camp, we inquired as to a Tire Shop and got lucky…The Firestone Tire Center was smack-dab in the Historic City, so we dropped the car off for a new tire and walked around town. Nice $135 free parking, eh?
We have been to St. Augustine Historic spots before. There are reallyreally old buildings, forts, churches, the perfunctory tourist shops, decent restaurants, and the Fountain of Youth, of course… We ate lunch and wandered around.
Our entire stay at St. Augustine Beach was sunny, highs lower 80s and breezy…in my mind perfect… The beach had a nice pier and was just crowded enough with happy sun worshippers…
Saint Augustine Beach FL
Anastasia State Park was about a mile down the road, so we walked its dunes and hiked a short trail…
It’s only 123 miles from our St. Augustine Beach campsite to our current spot in Wickham Park, Melbourne, but since we made the trip and got set up, we haven’t seen the sun… I am accustomed to everyday rain in Florida, and I remember a day where it actually rained all day, but this is running to 4 days in a row, with highs only up to mid-60’s.
And isn’t that perfect when you need to spend a couple of days indoors…?! I have already been to visit my Aunt Shirley and I’ll go back and spend another afternoon (doing laundry, too). We are hanging out over at Cousin Kim’s house this afternoon, letting her feed us… I deliberately waited to shop for clothes until I got here and am thrilled to have a SteinMart and Bealls nearby, so shopping is a nice indoor activity. Oh, and I need to get the witch nails cut back again, so there’s that. By the time I get myself all prettied and cleaned, the Sun Will Return and we can head back to the beaches.
Uncle Junior died last Tuesday morning at 2am in the Linda White Hospice. He was a sweet man and I will miss our visits. Aunt Shirley is the last of Mom’s brothers and sisters, 83-years-old and doing okay. >sigh<
When the sun comes back, we’ll get out and Wow you with more photos… Till then…